Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Craig Douglas

Craig DouglasYou won’t find Craig Douglas in Whitburn, and you won’t likely have heard him growing up in North America, but he put 9 songs into the UK top 20 between 1959 and 1962, including covers of Dion & The Belmonts (Teenager In Love), Steve Lawrence (Pretty Blue Eyes), Gene McDaniels (A Hundred Pounds Of Clay), The Drifters (When My Little Girl Is Smiling), and Don Gibson (Oh Lonesome Me). I found this on The Roots Of British Rock.

Craig Douglas:

Only Sixteen – Too young to fall in love. 16? Maybe. Maybe not. The punch line, of course, is that the singer is looking back nostalgically at a relationhip that happened all of a year ago. This is the UK cover of the Sam Cooke hit, and it hit number 1 over there across the sea in the summer of 1959.

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